Sunday, July 14, 2013

Grungy Goodness: An altered paintbrush (Super pic heavy :) )

I made an altered paintbrush back in April for a paintbrush swap.  I had quite a bit of fun doing it.  For another swap on the CMB, my partner had requested an altered paint brush because she had really liked the one I had made.

Have you ever made something, and then attempt to go back and replicate it and don't quite have the same luck?  I was feeling that way in the beginning.  For my first brush, I had one in my stash that I used.  After that swap, I had picked up a few from the dollar store.  I was able to take of the metal piece easily so that I could pull out the brush block.  The problem came in putting the metal piece back on.  I tried for about an hour one evening and then an hour the next.  I had gotten it on, but the seam was all mangled and I was crushed.  I didn't want to send something looking like that. 

I don't know about you, but sometimes I get so committed to plan a, that I forget there is always a plan b, c, d, e..... and so on.  I had glanced over on my craft desk and saw a piece of grunge board and all kinds of things just went off in my head.  I had found my answer.  I cut the piece down to the size of the piece I took off.  I embossed it and painted it with gesso along with the handle. Rusted both  and then rubbed a little black ink over the embossed areas.  heat embossed a script stamp with ultra fine embossing powder on both pieces.  Heat embossed with chunky powder on the top and bottom of the faux metal piece then adhered the two together.  I am really pleased with the results.

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